Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new, greener future for the City of New Orleans and its riverfront, Crescent Park was designed to reconnect people with the river and transform the remnants of the city’s industrial and maritime past into a verdant, accessible, community asset.
- Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- Principal in Charge: Mark Ripple, Allen Eskew
- Architect of Record: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Executive Architect
- Landscape Architect & Design Lead: Hargreaves Associates
- Project Year: 2018
The Park grants unparalleled physical and visual access to the river, creating an environment for locals and visitors to interact and promote a healthy, active lifestyle with unrivaled vistas of the city skyline and the picturesque Crescent City Connection Bridge.
This 1.4-mile linear park includes 20-acres of indigenous landscaping, a network of paths suitable for walking, jogging, and biking; picnic areas, a dog park, and the adaptive reuse of two industrial wharves: the Piety Wharf and Mandeville Shed. Both structures have been stabilized and repurposed to accommodate public gatherings, festivals, and the host of artistic exhibitions throughout the year. Instead of new construction, the architects made a conscious decision to build upon the layers of history and character that already defined the sight. A nod to the industrial past, the repurposing of both structures, is a modern reinterpretation. In place of shipping and receiving goods, these two spaces provide opportunities for engagement and interaction, exchanging of ideas and conversation. By reconnecting to the river, New Orleans follows the trend of many world-class cities and explores opportunities to restore and enhance the natural environment while simultaneously improving citizens’ quality of life.
Reference: "Crescent Park / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple" 11 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. <https://www.archdaily.com/897501/crescent-park-eskew-plus-dumez-plus-ripple> ISSN 0719-8884